Mobile countersmuggling team ambushed in Donbas, casualties reported

11:53, 02 September 2015
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One of the mobile teams set up to combat smuggling in the zone of the Anti-Terrorist Operation was ambushed today suffering losses, Rodion Shovkoshitny, Ukrainian volunteer, wrote on Facebook.

A volunteer and an employee of the State Fiscal Service killed in ambush / Photo from UNIAN

"We have casualties. Joint group that worked in the area of Schastya. Under fire by SVD armor-piercing bullets. I believe I know who is behind the attack," wrote the volunteer.

"There was an ambush 800 meters from "zero" area, they probably wanted to capture [team members]. First, they threw two grenades, then fired small arms. We held our defenses up until reinforcement arrived," said Rodion Shovkoshitny.

According to him, a volunteer and an employee of the State Fiscal Service were killed in the ambush. One SBU employee and three paratroopers were wounded.

The information on the ambush has also been confirmed by George Tuka, head of Luhansk regional military-civilian administration.

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